In selling our house, Cara DeSimone and Jill Holmberg did
everything you’d expect realtors do and then some, and they did everything very
well. They listed the house, had flyers
printed, put up a “for sale” sign, arranged for ads in the local newspaper and
real estate magazines, contacted other realtors, and hosted open houses. They were knowledgeable, effective,
efficient, thorough, persistent, and friendly, both in connection with us and
with potential buyers. Our house sold
within two weeks of being listed. We recommend
Cara and Jill without reservation.
Wes and Judy /Sellers
We very much appreciated having you as our agent, and
will miss working with you and Jill. We
had a few tough decisions to make along the way, and you gave us good advice
with no pressure -- this was much appreciated!
- Bill and Elizabeth/Buyers
I need to be the one thanking YOU BOTH for your extraordinary
patience, diligence, and stamina in such steady and consistent management of
ALLLLL the intimidating details involved in this transaction. What a
journey it has been from that first meeting in late December! Your attention
to detail is what makes you the successful team you clearly are, and I am
grateful for all the challenges, advice and consultation – not to mention
empathetic counsel – you offered me over all these months. I am so grateful for
all the behind the curtain support and we could not have done this without you.
With much appreciation…
Thanks to Cara & Jill we sold our house to very qualified
buyers. They worked as a team to handle
the transaction smoothly and expertly. Thank you very much.
-Stephanie & Richard/Sellers
Thank you again to you and Jill. You have both been really great
and you are very deserving of your great reputation. You are positive,
practical, knowledgeable and supportive. And that's not easy. It's been really
helpful to know I'm in good hands.
out of the Coldwell Banker office in Capitola, Ca and if you are in the market
to buy or sell your home, she is the person you should call. Period. When I started looking for my first home, I asked a friend who has been in the
real estate world (although not as a realtor) for a recommendation. First she
told me real estate nightmares about people who don't know what they are doing.
She pointed out that in a town where the average home is well over half a
million dollars, a lot of people want to get in the real estate game because
they think it is a get-rich-quick kind of job. Then she told me to call Cara.
I know, there are a lot of real estate agents in Santa Cruz and there
are a lot of people already knocking on your door saying, "Use me! Use
me!" And I'm sure your cousin's neighbor or your dentist's wife is a
really nice person, but honestly when it comes to the single biggest purchase
(or sale) you will make in your lifetime, don't you want to go with someone who
is experienced and well-respected? There are many potential pitfalls in any
real estate transaction and you need someone who is going to be your strong
advocate and who is an absolute professional. One of the cool things about working with Cara is that when I would go to an Open House and the host would
ask if I was working with a buyer's agent, when I dropped Cara's name their demeanor
would totally change. "Oh..." they'd say, like you just drove up to a
casino in a Ferrari. Her reputation precedes her, and I think she was absolutely
key in helping me get a screaming deal on a great property.
You guys were stupendous. You knew the market, prepared, organized
and had my house sold before it was even listed. You were armed to the teeth to
market my house and had a great attitude the whole time. Best group I’ve ever
had the pleasure to work with, a true GEM in the industry. You are the “go-to”
power house ladies, with the means to get it done and done seamlessly.
Ecole and David/Sellers